DonHarry wrote:Just going back to the 'Leaks hurt sales' comments. Could it not be argued that those that obtained it illegally would have done it on release anyway? All it's changed is the date they download it surely? Hypothetically, if I were to purchase an album but it leaked, I wouldn't personally have any moral conflict downloading a leak because I know I've already paid for it. I was always under the impression most of the coin was generated through touring, is that correct?
yes it could be argued, but, by downloaing a leak you sustain the leak and widespread the leak.. many people will obtain the album through a leak opposed through purchasing it.. yes.. *most* people here will probably purchase it anyways, but that doesn't make an illegal activity legal.
Also it takes away a lot of the buzz a release day should bring.. which will hurt sales numbers and social activity numbers.. which influence radio and other media again..